PSIA, Master in International Development
Pedagogical method : 12 sessions of 2 hours. The course is a weekly two-hour seminar with time allotted for one or two student presentations per session. Course Description : With more than 80% of its population living in urban areas, Latin America is among the world's most urbanized regions housing several large metropolises. These are complex and dynamic public ction arenas involving numerous state and non-state actors in their making including more autonomous local governments and vigorous citizenries. Yet, they face important challenges and are often portrayed as ungovernable or weakly governed. This introductory course aims at engaging students in a nuanced conversation with the regions' metropolises by looking at some of the major processes and issues shaping and challenging them overtime. Focusing on the twentieth and present centuries, transformations and key processes of urban governance and policymaking are analyzed in themes such as government, democracy and citizenship ; poverty and exclusion ; urban development, infrastructure and services ; irregular settlements and housing policies, violence and insecurity. Required reading : Almandoz, Arturo. 2015. Modernization, Urbanization and Development in Latin America, 1990s-2000s. London : Routledge ; Fischer, Brodwyn, Bryan McCann and Javier Auyero (eds). 2014. Cities from Scratch. Poverty and Informality in Urban Latin America. Durham, NC : Duke University Press ; Hernández, Felipe, Peter Kellett, and Lea K. Allen (eds). 2010. Rethinking the Informal City. Critical Perspectives from Latin America. Berghahn Books ; Rodgers, Dennis, Joe Beall and Ravi Kanbur (eds). 2012. Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century. Towards a Renewed Perspective on the City. Basingstoke, NY : Palgrave Macmillan.
Prerequisite : None Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Exposé (30%), ﬁnal essay (60%), participation (10%). Workload : Two-three weekly readings (chapters or articles), one book from the list and the writing of a ﬁnal essay (10 pages). Pedagogical method : Each 2-hour class will include a one hour seminar and a 1-hour horizontal workshop dedicated to oral presentations, critical readings, preparation or the research paper. Course Description : This course will focus on Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern metropolis and the urbanization process in the region, including North Africa and Arab cities. Classes will be taught jointly by a geographer and a sociologist. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the course with emphasize the complex interaction between rapidly changing societies, power relations and urban planning. First analyzing the foundations and speciﬁcities of Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern cities, the lectures will then focus on the social, economic and political changes linked with a glance at various phases of urban growth. It will explore how these changes have redeﬁned urban landscapes and livelihoods. It will also dig into the differences and common trends in the region and the wider international context in terms of housing production, urban regulation and professional framing. Opportunity will be given to reﬂect on planning related issues in large post-industrial metropolis and cityregions as well as newly urbanized areas subject to global conﬂicts, battles for image and democratic challenges. Required reading : Ababsa Myriam, Dupret Baudoin, Denis Eric (dir.), 2012, Popular housing and urban land tenure in the Middle East, American University in Cairo ; Sims David, Understanding Cairo. The logic of a city out of control, American University in Cairo press, 2011 ; André Raymond, 1984, The great Arab cities in the 16th-18th centuries : an introduction, New York uni-versity press ; El Sheshtawy Yasser, ed., 2008, The evolving Arab city. Tradition, modernity and urban development, Routledge ; Elsheshtawy, Yasser, ed., Planning Middle Eastern Cities : A Twentieth Century Urban Kalei-doscope (London : Routledge, 2004). 1363
MEDITERRANEAN AND MIDDLE-EASTERN METR